Anthony Hamilton Collected Works 1799 lovely 4 volume leather French setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Anthony Hamilton, Poetry, Memoirs, Literature).
Collected Works of Anthony Hamilton.
Published 1799, likely Paris (?).
4 volumes, each c. 300 pages. Text in French.
Period full mottled leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering. Engraved title pages, each volume with a different engraved header image at the start of the text (by D. Sornique).
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints cracked but all covers still firmly attached, spine ends chipped, remains overall attractive as a scarce 18th century set.
Text block paper is gently toned, light minor scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this fine and scarce antique set survives.
Books Measure c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W.